Plan Your Visit
From the plains of Africa to your own backyard, the Virginia Zoo has a world of discovery for you. Open year round, the Zoo offers family fun, education and excitement for everyone. The Zoo is open year round -- and winter is a great time to visit -- crowds are smaller and animals are active!
Meet elephants, lions, kangaroos, meerkats and more. Kids can go nose to nose with entertaining prairie dogs in their interactive habitat with viewing bubbles. Take a ride on our Zoo train; explore the gorgeous gardens. It’s an adventure for the entire family!
The Virginia Zoo is located at 3500 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
You’ll find adventure at the Virginia Zoo. Here’s how to find us.
Hours and Ticketing
We’re affordable family fun open year round.
Discover our amazing animals and spectacular gardens.
We encourage guests to make memories and take photos for their personal use. Check out our complete photo policy.
Learn some of the fun facts about the Virginia Zoo train.
We’re a field trip destination – pricing for school groups.
Self-Guided Field Trip FAQ's - get your answers here.
Come as a group and get a discount rate at the Virginia Zoo.
Unique gift ideas for the animal lovers in your life.
Go behind the scenes to feed a giraffe or paint with the elephants!